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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation center opens next week

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital is expanding its rehabilitation services with the addition of a Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Center.

The $33 million addition to the hospital will open its doors to patients on Monday, August 29, and it will create new career opportunities in the community.

“As our community expands, there is a need for advanced inpatient rehabilitation services close to home,” said Peter Hemstead, CEO of HCA Florida West Marion Hospital.

Hemstead added, “The Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at HCA Florida West Marion Hospital offers patients who have been critically ill, or injured, continuity of care and access to an array of rehabilitative specialists. Our team of care providers are here to offer compassionate, comprehensive care to help them regain strength to live life to the fullest.”

The new Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Center will increase access to healthcare, particularly for seniors, and it will bring more than 60 jobs to the community. The center will help patients overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness through three-plus hours of therapy a day, six to seven days a week.

The 38,000 square-foot center will feature 36 private patient rooms, a gym, and a dedicated dining room. The Rehabilitation Center is connected to the main hospital – a unique feature that will allow easy access to the acute-care setting of the hospital, if needed.

Patients most frequently need inpatient rehabilitation if they have suffered one of the following: a stroke; cardiac and pulmonary events; brain, back, and spinal cord injuries; orthopedic fractures; amputations; or neuromuscular disorders.

Chad Christianson, CEO of HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, said, “The care team will include specially trained physicians, nurses, speech language pathologists, and physical and occupational therapists. We know how important comprehensive rehabilitation services are in the journey to recovery, and our team truly cares like family.”

HCA Florida Healthcare includes over 450 affiliated sites of care across the state, including HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (1431 SW 1st Avenue in Ocala) and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital (4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala).

There are also multiple freestanding emergency rooms in Marion and Sumter counties that are a part of the HCA system, including HCA Florida Maricamp Emergency (2897 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala), HCA Florida Summerfield Emergency (14193 U.S. 27/441 in Summerfield), and HCA Florida Trailwinds Village Emergency (6131 Seven Mile Drive in Wildwood).

For more information, visit the HCA Florida Healthcare webpage.